2 people admit to manslaughter in Provo killing

Two people have pleaded guilty to a gang-related burglary and killing in Provo. Brayden Kenneth Marshall and Maria Guadalupe Hernandez, both 19, have accepted a plea bargain in their individual cases, where they confess to aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and manslaughter, a second-degree felony. The pair were originally charged with murder for their involvement in the March 13 death of Gustavo Ramirez, 24.

Prosecutors and police say that the pair were part of a group who went to Ramirez's home to steal a metal box full of cash, as well as retrieve a backpack that Hernandez claimed belonger to her. After being unsuccessful at breaking into the residence through one door, the group tried another and Ramirez was shot almost immediately upon their entering the residence. The group fled while Ramirez was rushed to the hospital by his girlfriend, where he later died of his injuries.

The man accused of being the gunman in the killing, Jesse William Gourdin, 22, is charged with aggravated murder, a first-degree felony, a capital offense and which holds the risk of the death penalty if convicted.

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